Five days, 120 student leaders, 60 trips. After they arrived on campus and moved in, all members of the Class of 2026 set off on orientation trips aimed at connecting them with their classmates and introducing them to the area.

The newest members of the Hamily chose trips based on their interests: Adirondack Adventure expeditions that included hiking, canoeing, or kayaking; Exploration Adventure trips that ranged from community farming or beekeeping to exploring the local arts scene; and Outreach Adventure that engaged students with community service at local nonprofit agencies. Students stayed off-campus for four nights and got to know their new classmates in small group settings.

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Learning takes place when students encounter new ideas, are exposed to new experiences and opportunities, and interact with people who have different perspectives.


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